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Know Thine Enemy DIY Fecal Testing Kit, Know Thine Enemy
DIY fecal testing booklet, Premiere Monocular and Binocular Microscopes with
mechanical stage and cool LED lighting
Our Booklet now Includes Chicken Parasites!
parasites are the leading cause of death in goats (and other
livestock) in the US.
The overuse and misuse of chemical dewormers has made parasites
very resistant, so that routine all-herd dosing with dewormers
is not effective nor advised anymore. Watching your goat's
mucus membrane color for signs of anemia and doing routine fecal
exams to be able to target those goats that need medication has
become the best way for a goatkeeper to help his charges avoid
damage from parasites.
test kits are a bit disappointing, they have some little cups, a
couple of tongue depressors, a few plastic slides, a few plastic
coverslips and a single page of instructions with a recipe for
making flotation solution and some blurry drawings of worm eggs.
Why spend $100.00 or more for stuff you can pick up at Walmart?
fecal testing kit comes with a choice of 2 great microscopes, a
standard monocular (1 eyepiece) or a deluxe binocular!
Both are laboratory quality
microscopes with features found on the finest microscopes in your
veterinarians' own lab. The kit now includes a
McMaster slide! We also offer 2 kits with no
microscope for those who already have one. One of these
"No Microscope" kits has a McMaster's Slide the other
does not. All kits come with plenty of glass slides, a
pack of 100 glass coverslips, Fecalyzer sample collection and
testing containers for collecting and preparing specimens and 8
ounces of prepared flotation solution in a handy box for
storage. There are no little cups and tongue depressors,
no messy measuring the fecal sample, no wasted time making your
flotation solution. We also include the supplies needed to
do specialized tests for Lungworms (Baermann Test) and Liver
Flukes (A fecal Sedimentation test). A 16 page booklet, Know
Thine Enemy, DIY Fecal Testing, with information about
controlling parasites in goats, equines, dogs, and cats,
complete instructions for doing all three tests and actual
photos of parasite eggs is included with every kit.
kit works for all species of livestock and companion animals.
Our booklet focuses mostly on goat parasites and parasitism, but
has information and pictures of parasites in horses and other
equines, dogs and cats, and chickens. The equipment used and testing
procedures described in the booklet are the same for all
Your Kit Below:
Microscope by Premiere $189.00
of people find using a binocular microscope easier on their
eyes. This scope has all of the features you need to do
accurate fecal testing EPG counts. Like the monocular microscope
below it has a mechanical stage, separate coarse and fine focus,
cool LED lighting, 40 to 400X
magnification, rechargeable battery and can be used
cordless. It also has above the stage lighting for viewing
opaque specimens such as coins, feathers, leaves, etc.
Sells separately at $189.00 or with the full fecal testing kit
Microscope by Premiere $124.95
scope has all of the whistles and bangs! With real optical
glass lens and a wide angle eyepiece with a built in pointer
looking at all kinds of specimens will be a cinch. It has
separate coarse and fine focus controls with a smooth rack and
pinion movement. The cool light LED system creates
virtually no heat so your specimen does not dry out. It
can operate cordlessly for up to 15 hours on it's built in
battery and includes an electrical charger/adapter. The
best feature is its mechanical stage so you do not have to move
the slide with your fingers making doing accurate fecal egg
counts simple. Using a mechanical stage is much like
playing with an Etch-A-Sketch. There are 2 twist knobs
that move the slide, one moves it vertically the other
horizontally. With a little practice this becomes easy and
you will never want to go back to moving a slide by hand.
This is a high quality scope similar to the one found in most
veterinary clinics. With the fecal testing kit this scope
is $184.95 or sold separately for $124.95.
Microscope Eyepiece Camera by Premiere $64.99
almost any microscope into a camera! View your specimens
in color on your computer screen (computer not included) and
save pictures and short videos. 640 x 480 pixel
resolution. No more squinting into a microscope
eyepiece. Hooks up to your computer via USB port.
Software works with Windows 98 to Windows 7 (does not work with
Mac or Apple computers). For those with Windows 10, most
webcam software will work with this camera, but we do not
McMaster Slide $22.95
special 2 chambered slide with gridlines for making very
accurate parasite egg counts.Use this to determine the precise parasite load of your
animals and to determine parasite resistance to your dewormer.Made of durable acrylic with an easy to see green grid. For best results and easier counting the
McMaster slide works best with a microscope with a mechanical
Thine Enemy, DIY Fecal Testing
A Booklet by Maggie Leman
booklet now has a section on chicken parasites!
is a handy 16 page booklet discusses parasitism in goats, horses
and other equines, dogs and cats, and chickens. It has the most
recent advances in controlling parasites in goats, but also has
drug and dosing suggestions for horses, and dogs and cats.
There are detailed illustrated instructions for doing 3
different types of fecal exams to detect stomach and intestinal
worms, lungworms and liver flukes. It includes clear
photographs of parasites and parasite eggs found in goats,
horses and pets, 2 recipes for making your own fecal flotation
solution, easy methods of estimating the weight of your goats
and horses for accurate dewormer dosing and up to date dewormer
dosages for goats. More detailed than most "fecal
testing instructions" it is a great place to start
tailoring your animal's optimal parasite control program.
There are many up to date references to detailed online
information about controlling parasites in your herd and how to
tailor a program to fit your area and your needs.